Akufo-Addo nominates Martin Amidu's Deputy

President Akufo-Addo [R] has presented his nomination to Parliament[/caption]President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated a former Director of Public Prosecutions, Jane Cynthia Naa Koshie Lamptey, as Deputy Special Prosecutor. The president presented his nominee to Parliament on Thursday. It has been referred to the Appointments and Vetting Committee. When approved, Ms Lamptey will assist Martin Alamisi Benz Kaizer Amidu at the Office of Special Prosecutor. The two coincidentally worked together at the Attorney General’s Department in the late Atta Mills’s government. She was part of the prosecution of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome as well as the former National Service Scheme Executive Director, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro, who was charged for allegedly stealing GHS86.9 million. There were reports that she was sacked by former President John Dramani Mahama in 2015 for non-performance. Ms Lamptey will be the first Deputy Special Prosecutor if approved. By the statutes establishing the Office, the Deputy Special Prosecutor shall hold her office on the same terms and conditions of service as a Justice of the High Court except that the tenure of office shall be for a non-renewable tenure of seven years. A person who seeks to remove the Deputy Special Prosecutor from office shall submit a petition to the president. Source: 3news.com|Ghana ]]>

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